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in the internal sovereignty of the ukraine? and then another question to be asked, during the crisis reacting to these protests, the president yanukovych -- and i don't want to condone his actions. many things could be said. i will just repeat the facts. that the leader -- a leader of the opposition was offered the pm. why not accept that proposal? why continue to ratchet up the situation? he could have created a government if he wanted to sign an agreement with the eu. he could have, and then he would have been responsible for the catastrophic consequences, economic consequences for the country if he signed that agreement. and then in 2015 there will be presidential elections in ukraine. if people don't like the opposition to mr. yanukovych, let them elect another one. that happened before. yanukovych lost elections and other presidents came into ukraine. why continue to whip up the situation? have some -- why some of our western colleagues are trying to spur on a situation of confrontation. why these militants need to throw things at the police, molotov cocktails? why go after the police? o
her permission to enavoid ukraine. >> the united states will stan with the international community in affirming there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. >> president obama spent 90 minutes speaking with putin this afternoon and hopes to de-escalate the situation. the white house released a statement following the conversation saying the president cautioned russia, it's decision to send troops into the ukraine would negatively impact its standing in the international community. the u.n. security council held a meeting. >> urge member states of the united nations to demonstrate solidarity with the ukraine nation. ukraine's ambassador to the u.n. claims there are 15,000 russian troops on the ground in crimea. the white house says this is a breach of international law and guess against russia's military basing agreement with ukraine. >> china state media says 28 people are dead and 113 injured after a knife-wielding assailants attackes people at a train station in southwestern china. police killed five of the assailants. officials believe it was organized premedita
. ukrainians wave international eyes in protest. russia tightens its grip on the crimea. ukraine is on the brink of disaster. that is the stark message from the interim prime minister. russia's moves to take control crimea amount to a declaration of war. his government is calling up all of its military reserves and appealing for help. waskraine mobilizes, there another massive anti-russian rally in kiev. they echoed calls for international support. they also heard from the president of georgia in 2008 when they fought a brief war with russia. the most recent developments, ukraine's new government has sacked the head of the navy one day after appointing him and charged him with treason. he was shown on russian television reading out a statement in which he store -- swore allegiance to pro-russia forces. he has surrendered his headquarters in so the stopple -- sevastopol. we will correspondent and russia. we have this report on ukraine. soldiers wearing uniforms without insignia in his army raise -- based near crimea. they black ukrainians older from entering or leaving the ground.
international calls to stand down in ukraine's disputed peninsula. after taking full control yesterday, the nato secretary general said the invasion threatens people and security in europe. hundreds of thousands of protesters take to the streets in kiev. you can hear the cheers as ukraine's prime minister mobilizes the country's military, urging president putin to pull back his troops. there is no sign of that. good morning, everyone. great to have you here in america's news headquarters. >> ukraine calls russia's invasion a declaration of war. this is the u.s. all urging russia to end the blockade and pull out. there seems to be very little at this point. any leader can change the mind of vladimir putin and end the growing crisis that echoes the soviet invasion of the cold war. live via skype on the peninsula, jessica, what is the latest for you on the ukrainian base that has been taken over? >> reporter: we are hearing that is correct. one of the ukraine's infantry bases was surrounded by hundreds of russian troop this is morning. they captured the base and the ukrainian soldiers were not allo
by a separatist group. >> the international crisis surrounding ukraine is a combination of unrest in the country. in november the president viktor yanukovych abrutally abandons a trade deal in favour of closer ties with moscow. it prompts mass demonstrations. pr e.u. protesters started to occupy city hall. in january the ukrainian parliament passed strict anti-protest laws. this fuels the opposition movement. the conflict turns deadly when the live ammunition kills two protesters. the bill is repealed. the violence escalates, prompting investigations seeing tims freed from gaol and viktor yanukovych removed. the president has fled kiev. unidentified gunmen appear outside the airport, a precursor to what many feel is pending military intervention. >> a report from simferepol, where tensions are high. >> how much has changed from thursday to saturday. then, a smallish protest. the building guarded by armed troops, and the same civilians issued orders. go back. be gone. they enjoy the power. it isn't just the parliament building and parliament itself which have been lost to kiev. the blockade sprea
a full blown international affair, the russian parliament sent troops into ukraine less than 600 miles from where the olympics were just held. the situation in ukraine is called extraordinary with russian lives in threat. the active president has armed forces on alert. many are hoping to cut ties with ukraine. the un secretary general says he earned them. >> it is crucial to have cool heads must prevail. and we must end this crisis. >> earlier today president barack obama spoke with president putin for 90 minutes warning him if he continues to violate international law there will be criminal and economic fall out. >>> we have reaction from protester who's gather outside the russian consul at in san francisco. >> protefltsters who oppose the russian military intervention gathered around to sing international songs to show support for their friends on the other side of the globe. >> if you ride the history of ukraine for ten minutes you would understand the pain of all these people. ukraine has never attacked anyone. >> while some are welcoming russia's presence, many are watching in dis
should directly engage the government of ukraine second international monitors and observers including from the un and osce should be sent to ukraine. that's the best way to get the facts monitor content and to prevent any abuses the power to get out of the situation i repeat. as mr vincent said quite the correctly we need that cooler heads to prevail and we have to get back to the political and constitutional path we need to go back to the agreement of the twenty fifth if everett and to establish a national unity government. we might note that the cross for us. the strategy insects and is time to act. hardy has re defined the role of the governed. trying new ways we are. and no doubt collapse is it not and will lead to the desert me. what is the state of the nation and what kind of diplomacy told to proceed. point a cctv needs covers two sessions from now. he's a serious and be stationed at the annual pc as cp pcc meeting. as to navigate it all will legislate the devices will discuss china's growth and deflate allocation of the china threat. it will deliberate issues of both economic
.e. will be meeting. james bays al jazerra the united nations. >>> much of the international focus ukraine has been sent ore crimea. by there are signs of unrest in other parts of the country. thousands of pro russian protesters gathered in the eastern city of kharkiv on saturday. they di denounced the new government in kiev and called for reunification with russia. and there have been more pro russian protests in other parts of eastern and southern ukraine. the self proclaimed governor asked russia to set up a local consolate and give people russian passports. the protesters put up russian flags on city buildings. >>> an associate prefess or at kiev academy, he says that russia's pred vladimir putin is getting involved in ukraine's politics to send a message to his own country. >> i see this as being an issue that that putin wants to show that revolutions do not lead to anything good, because he's very afraid i've domino effect. he's very afraid of the fact that the ukrainian revolution will end up turning in to a new russian revolution and that will topple him. so he needs to show that revolution
possible to stop aggression against ukraine. we are calling for the international monitors we ask all member states of the united nations to demonstrate solidarity with the ukraine to protect the very basic principals of the united nations currently brutally violated by a permanent state, a prominent member of the security council. thank you, madam president. thank you for your attention. >> i thank the representative from ukraine for his statement and i now give the floor to members of the security council. i give the floor to the representative of the russian federation. >> thank you, madam president. first of all, i would like to thank my -- i would like to express my sympathy to you. under your presidency in just the two hours we wasted on discussing the format for this meeting, and we agreed that in an open format only three people would speak. mr. ellerson, my ukrainian colleague and the russian federation. as i understand, some of the colleagues of the security council already intend to break with this, but what can you do? there is a game without rules. i would like to thank h
into ukrainian territory and asks that they withdraw forces and refrain from interference elsewhere in ukraine. president obama also telling president putin, that continued military action inside ukraine would only hurt russia's standing in the international community. this comes in response to russia's decision to approval military action against that neighboring nation. the move coming less than 24 hours after president obama had warned president putin that there would be, quote, costs, consequences, if russia were to violate ukraine's sovereignty. the u.n. security council held an emergency meeting a couple of hours ago and tonight in kiev, growing fears that russia's involvement could further destabilize the country of 46 million that is already bitterly divided and struggling with a crumbling economy. the main focus is on a small region in ukraine's south that you see on the map. that area known as crimea is the country's only warm water navy. the temporary government is accusing russia of invasion. they now control key areas inside that region we showed you on the map and the whole world
, chuck hagel. more international people like the foreign minister from great britain visiting ukraine. more of those people coming. they see what the actual situation is on the ground. especially in those eastern and crimean parts of ukraine where the media manipulation by the russians have been really strong. >> you say no boots on the ground approach, but some people say that's really the only way. they say if you are dealing with a country now that has four neighboring nato allies, that's a huge security risk. >> absolutely. and really the problem is that mr. putin has done this repeatedly. we heard this morning by senator lindsay graham saying that in maldova part of our territory has been referred to by the russian government since 1992. in george a in 2008, we saw those two unrecognized by any other country other than russia break off states being occupied by russia now we have the situation in crimea where it's a date back to occupation. what we would like to see is diplomatic resolution to this, by absolutely as your report said the ukrainian military and the people stand at t
to ukraine. instead of engaging the government of ukraine, and international institutions, russia ignored both and has instead acted unilaterally and militarily. it is ironic that the russian federation regularly goes out of its way to emphasize the sanctity of national borders and the sovereignty. in ukraine actions are violating the sovereignty of ukraine and pose a threat to peace and security. russia alleges various actions against and threats to know minority groups. we see no evidence of these actions yet. russia's provocative actions could push a tense situation beyond the breaking point. samantha power is the u.s. representative to the united nations. that special session to lace yesterday. the entire event is on our website. from the london telegraph, photographs from crimea. no appetite for a show of force and little leverage, the west is left with a choice of uncertain sanctions. and this tweet from bill -- president putin's move is his first step in rebuilding the soviet empire. next call is from hilo, hawaii. caller: when you have one of your experts on this subject, could yo
with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. president obama had earlier said it for sure it does intervene militarily he would reconsider his trip to boston during the g eight summit. this is clearly being no legal expert relations have survived many storms in the past but this one will bring this bill into law the county line security council is meeting this saturday to discuss the situation in ukraine was happening kiev with the lawns takeover of power does not easily fit into the framework of the tassel on effect from a legal standpoint he was a power grab of course and people makes emotions take sides in college it remains hard for as long as there is no collective power in ukraine. this of all current situation where people could not agree with that it overpowered the complacency of feel left out of the political process so a lot for the un security council to discuss the us is expected to use the un charters territorial integrity principle to press moscow not drink again. well the crimean authorities will scheme all scar
at the military might of ukraine and russia, we'll have an international security analyst jim walsh, at the bottom of the hour, at 6:30. there's more online at we have a live blog updating the crisis in ukraine. still ahead on it's two days before fat tuesday. we'll head live to new orleans for mardi gras. plus... >> i'm stand -- stephanie stanton, the rain storms in california are on the way out. was it enough to dent the drought. >> and dreams coming true - we head to the red carpet as oscar gets ready to steal the limelight tonight. >> welcome back. after months of drought california has seen a lot of rain. it's still not enough to ease the dry spell. stephanie stanton has more. >> it is welcome rain here in this community, an hour north of the los angeles. anywhere between 1-6 inches fell. meteorologists say it's nowhere near enough to break the drought that has been plaguing california in recent years. >> a large area is at 5-25% of normal, even after the rain fall week. it puts it in perspective, and the entire area is below 50% of normal. >> the terrible thing
>>> good morning. on the brink of disaster. ukraine's leader calls on the international community for help. this as hundreds of russian troops are on the move there this morning. >>> president obama once again warning vladimir putin to stand down. we are live on the ground in ukraine. >>> y it isn't snow. yet another powerful storm now making its mark on millions across the country with big traffic accidents and carrying with it heavy snow and dangerous ice threatening mass power outages. dylan is tracking it all. >>> and all eyes on oscar. we are live on the red carpet where final preparations are underway for hollywood's biggest night. from the favorites to take home gold to the all-important fashions. we've got it all for you today sunday, march 2nd, 2014. >>> and welcome to this special split edition of "today" on a sunday morning. i'm erica hill in hollywood. lester holt and dylan dreyer back home in study owe 1-a. good morning, first after all. we know we have a lot of serious news to get to and we will be carrying all of that for you today. we'll have a little fun here as w
will stand with the international community and there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. >> russian troops move into crimea as the interim government accuses the kremlin of an invasion. what happens now? we'll have a live report. and the chair of the house intelligence committee, mike rogers, joins us with the latest. only on "fox news sunday". >>> then a new investigation into irs targeting of conservative groups. we'll talk with
that are to blame today. >>> bay area reaction to the international crisis in ukraine. tonight the call from local ukraineians about the troubling situation in crimea. abc7 news at 6:00 starts now. >>> a live look from the mt. tam cam showing clear sky tonight. a break in the rain, but it's the wind and high surf that is causing the most problems. one of the biggest problems spots has been in the south bay and santa cruz county. sergio kin fan na is live. >> right now you can see that west cliff drive is down to one lane of vehicle traffic but a peddans are using the opposite laid. the sidewalk itself is blocked off. let me show you why. right over there, there's a sinkhole that measures 10 feet by 10 feet and then drops about 50 feet down to the ocean level below. city crews say they cordoned off a large area because they're not sure if that sinkhole might grow. the sinkhole formed after waves washed out rocks from a cave that reaches from the beach below to the street above. >> the water with the heavy storm surge came up through the hole and came up to the surface. reporter: through the year ci
the crisis in ukraine. russia's actions violate international law and they call for u.n. mediation. >> we call upon russia to hop our all its international commitments to withdraw troops to its bases and refrain from akakses in ukraine. >> we heard the statements from the united nations, from n.a.t.o., andrij dobrensky, are these the signs of support that the ukrainians are hoping for. >> we need specific actions, what happened to ukraine, the ability for us to off the the president, who will be tried for crimes against humanity and malfeesance of our moneys, he's out of power because his party turned on him because of targeted sanctions against those in charge. >> you are hoping for targetting sakses against russia. will it make a difference? >> if it makes a difference in ukraine, it will make a difference elsewhere >> ukraine is different to russia. >> it is. but the crimes we aclue viktor yanukovych -- accuse viktor yanukovych, it is the same as what we accuse russia. there's enormous money held offshore. all the money promised to the ukrainian people was taken offshore stored by the
and begs the international community for help. >> we are on the brink of disaster. >> we'll go to ukraine for the latest nice. we'll hear from secretary of state john kerry and secretary of defense chuck hagel. we'll have analysis on all of it from our panel of experts and with russia once more in the news we'll look back at a milestone "face the nation" interview. 60 years of news because this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs >> schieffer: good morning again there are developments from overnight on the crisis in ukraine. russian president sad her putin has moved troops in to crimea that is region where mostly russian speaking population, a move that the ukrainian prime minister says is a declaration of war. vladimir putin and president obama spoke yesterday for 90 minutes a conversation the white house described as the toughest of the obama presidency. as for ukraine, a new government there is mobilizing its reserves and authorizing the call up of all men under the age of 40. cbs news correspondent is in kiev, charlie, people are again out in the square, what's going on
shows unmarked crews coming in, unmarked but license plates are russia. it has had the international community on edge since president putin got parliament's okay to send troops into ukraine. right now nato ambassadors are meeting on the crisis here in the u.s. secretary of state john kerry has strong words. >> it's an incredible act of aggression. it is really a stunning, willful choice by president putin to invade another country. >> he called it an invasion. now, the talks shift to how to calm everything down before it escalates even more. we have live coverage around the world. michelle kosinski is live at the white house. mcclove lynn and ian lee live in ukraine's capital city, kiev. this hour the white house trying to add to pressure on russia. president obama reaching out to allies by phone one day after he spent 90 minutes on the phone with the russian president vladimir putin. u.s. correspondent michelle kosinski joins us now. michigan, the white house, what is the mood? what are they saying? >> it has been a busy weekend. president obama has been actively working on this to
to tone down the military options of civil war in the ukraine. >> reporter: the international community is gamble that go russian business interests will pressure putin to think of the country's bell being and change course. but the british foreign minister says that doesn't wipeout the need for talks. >> we will also continue to urge the russian to his speak directly to the ukrainians through ministers and military channels they have so far not wanted to do that. i think we have to explore how they can speak to each other under the asepsis of the united nations. >> reporter: the crisis has nato ambassadors meeting in brussels and government leaders holding conference calls and strategy meetings. the goal to prevent a show of military force inside ukraine from turning in to a war with russia. roslyn jordan, al jazerra, washington. >> let's go to rory challands now in moscow, all these threats against russia not military ones but threats nonetheless, yet not a peep from russia, what's going on? i do apologize we seem to have lost rory challands there with that live update from moscow, w
the international community not to interfere in the political situation in ukraine. the russians to hazards of parliament approved the deployment of russian troops in crimea the kremlin said resident engineer preteen had not yet decided whether he would send soldiers. the fast moving developments prompted international leaders to voice their alarm. the acting wasn't even thought i freaking early to be done today to protect ukraine's territorial integrity. a liking on this train didn't seem to recall the russian president. it's been in the ukraine but what we see no crime yet. one reason though. french president ford's who are known to treat the authorization to deploying russian troops to ukraine close to real threats to the country's territorial integrity and sovereignty yet it has everything to be done to avoid the highly dangerous escalation meanwhile the president of the european commission called the recent events in crimea on unthinkable in the twenty first century the challenges of crimea must be dealt with. in the respects all ukrainian you need the added some grated. i only interna
stability, we first have to have international economic stability, shoring up ukraine economically so it can stay in one piece politically. >> you have to think about ukraine, one country but two government. the new one in kiev and the new one in crimea. we sort of saw this really during the arab spring. there was ultimately the question who is really in charge and do you just sort of have these super powers trying to affect the outcome of the situation in the country itself. >> what we're looking at here is not so much one government turning over back and forth but a situation in china and taiwan where you have one big country run by a government and one small part of the country run by another government and both claim to be the legitimate governments of the entire country. another comparison, frozen conflict in georgia, where russian troops invade in 2008 and they remain to this day. what we're going to have essentially is a difference of recognition where the west recognizes government in kiev and russia recognizes the government in crimea possibly with tacit endorsement of the ousted pr
after the russian parliament gave putin the okay to send troops into the ukraine. tonight the white house is warning the kremlin against what it calls the continuing violation of international law in ukraine, saying it will lead to greater political economic isolation. earlier the security team met to discuss u.s. options in a rare saturday session. while in ukraine itself there were growing signs that russia has already taken control over the crimea region. we have full coverage of today's fast-moving developments beginning with our bill neely in crimea. good evening, bill. >> reporter: yes, the crisis here in crimea is deepening, lester, so too, are worries about an imminent russian takeover. ukraine is certainly worried. its acting president has put its army on combat alert. russian boots on the ground in ukraine. they're hiding their identities, their uniforms are not marked. but they're in crimea to protect russia's interests. they have a naval base manned by thousands but many are now off base and in the streets right behind the russian speaking majority here, and there may be
concern over russia's violation of ukraine's sovereignty and breach of international law. he cautioned his russian counterpart to defuse tension by withdrawing russian troops. that message was reiterated at the united nations after meeting privately with the security council hearing from several ambassadors in an open, televised session over the objections of russia. russia's provocative actions could easily push a tense situation beyond the breaking point. the u.s. could stop taking part in preparations for the summit in sochi. michelle franzen, abc news, new york. >> russia's actions sparked a protest today in front of the russian consulate in san francisco. the antirussian group held signs demanding moscow withdraw from the crimea region. native ukrainians cast doubt at the threat russian citizens face threats in ukrainian territory. >> all the thoughts that russian speaking population seeks some kind of protection from putin i think is propaganda. since i never knew of anybody who speaks russian be iing oppressed in the ukraine ever and i was there for 33 years. >> protesters also poin
ukraine. we think it's very important for the international entities, the osce, the u.n., nato, the north atlantic council, the eu foreign affairs council which will meet tomorrow all need to weigh in. and i believe they will weigh in heavily. >> let me just pin you down on that. you're saying that congress is considering military aid to ukraine. you want congress to pass military aid to ukraine. but do you want them to impose economic -- excuse me do you want them to impose economic sanctions on russia? >> the day will come where we will have to engage in that sort of activity. all options are on the table. no question but that russia needs to understand this is serious. and we and the other friends and allies engaged in this are all deadly serious about this. you cannot behave this way in the 21st century and sit around the table with the normal entities and pretend that life is as usual. it is not going to be as usual. but we believe there is an alternative. we call on russia to engage with the government of ukraine. we're prepared to work very closely with russia in order to address w
to ,ithdraw -- vladimir putin calling on him to withdraw from the ukraine. fromorrespondent joins us georgetown, the ukrainian embassy. >> on the steps of the ukrainian embassy along and street in georgetown. writing just 4800 miles away. >> we will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for intervention in the ukraine. president obama spoke privately on the phone with his russian counterpart. the russian parliament egg nor and president obama, approving the use of troops in crimea. troops now patrolled the streets there. >> the troops are ready there. their number is increasing every coming our. , aat the white house today cloud of yellow and blue protesting putin. >> we show. or to the ukrainian people. goes, ithere brick brings authoritarian instability. that theyman says destroyed with america saying that there would be protection. >> we did our part. he keep your part. keep your obligation. iii.t start world war at two :00 tomorrow afternoon, ukrainian protesters will take to the russian embassy, along wisconsin avenue, urging the united st
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, lisa. bay area reaction to the international crisis in ukraine, the call from local ukrainians amid the deteriorating situation with russia's military on the move. >>> how migratory birds are getting assists from farmers as they make their way home through the california drought. what does that first spoonful taste likok. honey bunches of oats. ching! mmmm! mmmm! mmmm! wow! it's the oats. honey. yeah. honey bunches of oats. this is a great cereal. everyone wants to be the cadbury bunny. cause only he brings while others may keep trying. nobunny knows easter better than cadbury! ♪ [ male announcer ] spring is calling. get sta-green fertilizer now just $8 at lowe's. ♪ >>> now for the latest developments in ukraine. president obama spoke with russian president putin about the crisis and expressed his concern about russia's involvement. we get the latest now from abc news reporter michelle franzen. >> reporter: violence and bloody clashes still increase as pro-russian demonstrators battled supporters of the new ukrainian government. tensions flared as flags were ripped down and russ
] purina pro plan. nutrition that performs. >>> ukraine is not the only troubled international hot spot. the pentagon says syria should hand over its chemical weapons a lot faster. beyond that news, here is -- >> the word genocide is getting a workout these days as writers and diplomates try to express the horrors in syria. a number of those killed in the civil war hovers around 150,000. while a flood of refugees starved and freezing are still running for their lives. comparisons to stalin and hitler miss the mark, but only because the death toll has yet to reach the million mark. the entire world stands aside as bashir al assad hugs his russia and iranian protectors. to understand the winding corridors of the depraved dictator's mind, consider syria's promise to rid itself of chemical weapons. the choreography amounts to a classic enactment of the cat and mouse game so carefully played by middle east pirates. last september, as civil war raged, assad grate agreed to give up his deadly staff actor report service of the sarn gas attack his own people. hundreds died a grisley death in wha
with the international community and there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. >> russian troops move into crimea as the interim government accuses the kremlin of an invasion. what happens now? we'll have a live report. and the chair of the house intelligence committee, mike rogers, joins us with the latest. only on "fox news sunday". >>> then a new investigation into irs targeting of conservative groups. we'll talk with house oversight committee chair darrell issa. he's calling back former irs official lois lerner who has refused to testify. a "fox news sunday" exclusive. and president obama prepares to unveil his new budget with defense cuts and no entitlement reforms. >> it makes no effort to address the drivers of our debt and deficit. >> we'll sit down with leaders of the congressional budget the committee, senator rob portman and congressman chris van hollen. plus arizona governor jan brewer vetoes a bill that would protect religious freedom over gay rights. but other states may take up similar measures. our sunday panel weighs in. and our power players of the week. they are mak
to the international obligations and bilateral and multi-lateral agreements signed between the ukraine and russia. >> the army opened recruiting stations across the country, nine in the capitol alone. this on the outskirts of kiev, men were waiting and you said before the doors opened. >> people have been responding enthusiastically to the call to mobilize. here there are young men, older men, people with military experience, people without military experience who still want to take part. we visited a total of three stations in and around kiev and already in the first few hours, several hundred people have enlisted. >> somehow, we have to win, and i can't say that we will win, but i'm sure we have to win and we will do everything. you can see people, different age from 18 to 60. they are volunteers. >> i know that russia's powerful, they have nuclear weapon, but on the other side, we have our friends in europe, and the united states who already claim their support, so we will fight until the end. >> this is the gravest confrontation between russia and the west since the end of the cold war. what
. there are rules of international law. ukraine is a sovereign country with borders and the fact there's elements within its border which is are dissatisfied with the democratic government doesn't mean that another country's permitted to invade. there are ways to resolve disputds and reassure minorities in a particular area or people speaking a different language of their security and their safety but doesn't justify a military action of russia, an act of aggression into crimea. so that's just a false pretext, i believe, for russia's position here and for the aggression. there are many ways to resolve disputes that might exist or disagreements but this is about a basic principle of international law that respect it is boards of a country and right to sovereignty. >> really quickly here, 25, 30 seconds. and this may sound like a simple question but important question, as well. why should folks in this country, why should we care about precisely when's happening right now in ukraine, in crimea? >> well, we should care, of course, any time a sovereign nation with its borders clearly defined is invad
, russia approved spread putin's request to accepted troop noose ukraine. president obama expressed worries about the action. >> reporter: russia is playing hard ball with the international community. >> russia approved the use of troops on the ground. pro russian forces entered the crimea region. the heavily armed gunmen patrolled the streets and raised the russian flag over the crimea parliament but russia says that no division has been made about putting troops on the ground. ukraine said that russia rejected their offer of direct talks and already sent troops into ukraine. the troops are already there and the numbers are increasing every coming hour >> the question is whether or not what is happening now might be crossing a line. if russia has invaded its neighboring country, senator john mccain says that the u.s. can impose far reaching sanctions and could restart the missile defense program in the czech republic. >> there are a number of other action this is a we could take and obviously we are not going to be sending troops anywhere. >> reporter: u.s. ambassador to the u.n. says that
the limits of international law to figure out how to keep ukraine democratic and stable. and that echos what the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. samantha powers said at an emergency meeting of the security council yesterday. >> we are deeply disturbed by reports this morning of russian military intervention into crimea. this intervention is without legal basis and, indeed, violates russia's commitment to protect the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of ukraine. it is time for the russian intervention in ukraine to end. >> and now ukraine says they're worried about their nuclear assets. the latest wires have ukraine's parliament begging for international monitors to come in and help them keep their nuclear materials safe. ukraine has already called up all of its military reserves and officials are stressing that those military forces need to be battle ready as soon as possible. >> back to you. peter doocy live in d.c., thanks, pete. >>> so the question this morning, does the u.s. have any influence right now over that region? can we have any sort of strong arm tactics that would
like the key lies in ukraine, if he loses ukraine, the gambit to become flup shall in the international arena is doomed. that might drive a desperation on his part. one might speculate that the russian economy has been turning down. vladimir putin, in the last couple of years, has been playing to russian nationalism to legitimate his own rule. this could be something of a distraction from problems at home. this said, i think the costs to russia in economic and political terms of an invasion of ukraine will be so high that vladimir putin will regret the move if, in fact, he follows through as it looks like he'll do. >> okay. thank you for your time and insight. we appreciate it. >> we are closely following the standoff in ukraine. more on russia's siege at the bottom of the hour and you can get the latest onlinement still ahead on al jazeera america. a bizarre mass stabbing in china, 33 killed, plus... >> i'm stephanie stanton where heavily rain in california are putting the neighbourhood under the threat of mudslides. >> a snowboarder who snuck on to a closed trail triggered an av lamp.
conversation between the leaders obama said that moscow has flouted international law by sending troops to ukraine. here's to two simple forces back to bases in crimea of the top came after russian parliament gave it to the green light to use the troops in the country of a moscow says no final decision has been made on whether the use of force meanwhile unidentified gunmen have solidified their control of the crimean peninsula. it continued to patrol the streets of such terrible. well that's the regional capital. paul saying cat said douglas herbert auntie some twenty five km outside the city near a major ukrainian military base that can cost to him and now for the latest outbreaks yes i let the petty probably a military base to ukrainian military base twenty five km south east of the crimean capital and what we've been witnessing over the past now is a gradual what seems to be a very tense standoff in the making here what you see behind the arc. russian commandos. several dozen of them perhaps as many as two hundred heavily armed. i was speaking to one before not denying that they are
's not the rain but the wind and waves that are to blame today. >>> bay area reaction to the international crisis in ukraine. tonight the call from local ukraineians about the troubling situation in crimea. abc7 news at 6:00 starts now. >>> a live look from the mt. tam cam showing clear sky tonight. a break in the rain, but it's the wind and high surf that is causing the most problems. one of the biggest problems spots has been in the south bay and santa cruz county. sergio kin fan na is live. >> right now you can see that west cliff drive is down to one lane of vehicle traffic but a peddans are using the opposite laid. the sidewalk itself is blocked off. let me show you why. right over there, there's a sinkhole that measures 10 feet by 10 feet and then drops about 50 feet down to the ocean level below. city crews say they cordoned off a large area because they're not sure if that sinkhole might grow. the sinkhole formed after waves washed out rocks from a cave that reaches from the beach below to the street above. >> the water with the heavy storm surge came up through the hole and came up to th
into ukraine, but the reality is that russia is dependent on the international economy in a way that wasn't true ten years ago. fully one half of russia's foreign trade now is with eastern -- is with european union countries. russia depends on european imports to keep its stores filled, to keep the standard of living that russians have gotten accustomed to. russia depends on europe as a market for its gas. and i think that that has started to be taken into account. i noticed a tweet yesterday from alexei kudrin, former finance minister, very well respected in russia, and an adviser economically to president putin, who said we need to look very carefully at the socioeconomic consequences to us if we go through with this. >> more global village than it used to be. john, thank you for being here. jill doherty, anytime come back. >> i'm glad to see you. >> there is no shornl of opinions about what the u.s. should do. senators dick durbin and lindsey graham are next. predibut, manufacturings a prettin the united states do. means advanced technology. we learned that technology allows us to be c
of aggression against the state of ukraine. >> president obama spoke two vladimir putin for 90 minutes saturday afternoon. he condemned military action which the u.s. considers to be breach of international law. >> the u.s. is reviewing russia's military moves in ukraine and is trying to figure how to respond. >> when we asked them about the russian military got involved, we got a very strong reaction. >> all around the bay ukrainians, russians and others who rushed to the u.s. after the break-in of the u.s. pray as they watched the events unfold. the troops seized two main airports, parliament and government office buildings. >> my brother is in ukraine, so of course i am so worried. >> in campbell today about 40- 50 citizens of the former soviet union attended church. this woman says the ukrainians had no choice but to rebel. >> so huge corruption in ukraine. it's not possible for people to be happy and have a future. people don't have a future with a corrupted government. >> the moves by the russian military's prompted this spontaneous spontaneous demonstration at the russian consulate. >> t
to intervene in internal affairs. >> russian troops are in control of ukraine's southern region of crimea. president vladimir putin has his parliament's approval too use military support. pro-russian demonstrators showed their support. president obama spoke with vladimir putin earlier today. barack obama raised concerns about russia's plan for possible intervention. we'll return to john terrett, outside the united nations with more on this. we heard some stern statements from the u.n. members, but not a lot of calls for a plan of action. >> good evening from the united nations on the east side of manhattan, where the security council has been meeting. this is the body charged with looking after peace and security in the world. the meeting was called by the ukrainian ambassador to the u.n., passing the president of the council a letter. it's over, without any significant conclusions. let me, for a second, put you in moscow's point of view. from their point of view, to remind you what happened, a couple of weeks ago they thought they had ukraine in the bag. viktor yanukovych bringing them a
allowed to film the meeting despite russian opposition ukraine's ambassador appealed to the international community. >> we call upon the security council to do everything possible now. there is still a chance. >> early this morning the russian duma acted to authorise the use of military force in ukraine. it is dangerous and destabilising. we are disturbed by reports of russian military intervention into crimea. this is without legal basis, indeed it violates russia's commit the to protect the sovereignty. territorial integrity. >> russia's ambassador presented a different version of events, putting the blame on the e.u. for causing the crisis. >> why did this problem need to result in demonstrations? why is it that these street demonstrations need to be encouraged from abroad, by people from the e.u. >> while the security council met, president obama called president putin, a call, we are told, that lasted 90 minutes. >> what is the message from the u.s. to vladimir putin right now? >> the message is pull back your forces. let us engage in political dialogue. engage with the ukrainian go
in the crimea section of ukraine. the "new york times" and cnn have a lot of -- are built for this international story. msnbc showed once again it's not really a news channel. it's been in taped programming much of the weekend. overall, there are few journalistic boots on the ground. i think the situation is murky and that makes it hard to cover. >> it is hard to cover unless you're covering it through social media. but i think this is going to be one of the biggest tests of president obama's career as president. and that the coverage that we're seeing is not as big as maybe arab spring and maybe because it broke on a saturday. yesterday was the day and there weren't a lot of people in the news room. i think you'll see a lot more on monday. but i also think our appetite for international news has not, as an american people, always been as strong. >> that is certainly true because the situation with the coup or the toppling of the prime minister in ukraine certainly has been brewing for some time now. and it's been covered, but it hasn't been a dominating story. now, the white house put out this
. russia is in violation of the sovereignty of ukraine, russia is in violation of its international obligations, russia is in violation, kerry says, of its obligations under the u.n. charity, helsinki act, in violation as well of its obligations under the budapest agreement. he goes on to say, secretary kerry, you don't behave in a 19th century fashion by, again he uses this word, invading another country on completely trumped up pretexts. nato ambassadors are expected to hold an urgent meeting today on the situation in ukraine. our own erin mclaughlin is live. you have u.s. officials, secretary kerry calling this an invasion. what exactly are nato officials considering there? >> hi, jim. earlier today the nato secretary general gave a brief statement to the media in which he called on russia to deescalate tensions. take a listen to what he had to say. >> what russia is doing now in ukraine, violates the principles of the united nations charter. it threatens peace and security in europe. russia must stop its military activities and its threats. today we will discuss their implicatio
in ukraine which represents a threat to the lines of russian citizens our compatriots and a contingent of russian armed forces that kate is in the autonomous republic of crimea. according to an international treaty. as stated in the constitution of the russian federation. why else the upper house of parliament for permission to use all forces in ukraine until the situation is stabilized. the federation council unanimously approved the move that was specifically retreated but those senators and presidential spokesman that's the deployment was optional depending on the severity of the threats to the russian nationals living in the crimea and the south east tears result ukraine is sending kids. to react promptly. in case all infiltration of radical groups into those terrorists trees at the rock attacks of nine thousand radicals on the crutches or in our soul continues to move to the ones that take place on the first of march in the crimea is happy to see it all went out hard spun and eighty dollars this can often tell us what exactly happened. so formed a team in the sense from kiev tried
the forces back to crimea. the offered to send international monitors to ukraine. they say thousands russian troops flooded into crimea, convoys left the naval base surrounding and disarming ukrainian forces yet the only real action about it u.s. is to threaten to pull out of preparatory meetings for a g-8 summit set to be hosted by russia in sochi this june. ukraine closed the air spas to noncivilian aircraft and withdrew the coast guard vessels from two bases. ukraine's frprime minister said his country is on the brink of disaster, warning this could be the beginning of war. protests broke out in four cities where russian speaking ukrainians asked moscow to defend them. putin's parliament authorized him to use force in a unanimous vote. ukraine called up all men under the age of 40 to prepare to fight. warnings by u.s. officials did not deter russia from occupying crimea. >> i'm closely watching russia's nian border. >> intervention in our judgment would be a very grave mistake. >> the supreme allied commander told reporters thursday nato had no military contingency prepared for ukraine. t
council met in an emergency session yesterday. >> it's time for the russian intervention in ukraine to end. the russian military must stand down. >> reporter: during a 90-minute call on sunday, president putin told president obama that russia has the right to defend its interests and russian people. other international leaders joined with the u.s. british prime minister david cameron saying there's no excuse. canada recalling their ambassador from moscow. this as pro-russia fervor sweeps eastern ukraine. flags torn down from government buildings, pro-russia protesters savagely beating those who support ukraine's new government. ukraine now more divided than ever. and the prospect of war growing ever closer. it's now a high-stakes gate waiting to see who moves next. will russia complete the take over and possibly other parts or bow to american and international pressure? george. >> that is the question. vladimir putin's intervention echoes previous military moves into former soviet republicans like georgia. this is a serious challenge to america and the west. what is behind the movies? wher
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